Monday, June 27, 2011

Baby Skunks

We were about to turn onto a street on our way
home this evening when we noticed a car had stopped
in an unusual place.
As we pulled around, we discovered the reason...
2 baby skunks were trying to cross the road.

D jumped out and directed them across and the sight of
him looking at something in the road slowed down the other traffic.
I guess when skunks are that young they do not spray, but I think
the Mama was nearby in the bushes and perhaps that might
have been a problem but luckily it wasn't!

Hope they stay safe and don't try to cross back
from where they came from.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Hope it was a good day for all kinds of fathers!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Baby Eiders

Very sunny and warm today...
and to our surprise we saw the baby eiders for
the first time this year.
There were 5 babies surrounded by 23 female
eiders...probably one Mom and many aunts to
help look after and protect them!

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Lovely Shore Birds of the Past Week

Here are some of the delightful birds we met near
the shore by chance this past week.

Love the cormorants drying their wings!

A treat to see the Black Crowned Night Heron
sitting on a rock in the ocean...

Been enjoying following the devoted
Canada Geese couple and their offspring...

Summer In the Air

Sunday afternoon was so clear as
the catbird sang in the beach rose hedge along the coast.

This little sparrow found a good perch...